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Additive Manufacturing: Overview and NDE Challenges

Published

Author(s)

John A. Slotwinski

Abstract

Additive manufacturing (AM) processes are capable of producing highly complex and customized parts, without the need for dedicated tooling, and can produce parts directly from the part design information. These types of processes are poised to revolutionize the manufacturing industry, yet there are several challenges that are currently preventing more widespread adoption of AM technologies. Traditional Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) methods could be utilized in both in-process and post-process applications, although currently there are very few examples of in-situ sensors for monitoring AM processes. This paper gives an overview of AM technology, and discusses the potential benefits and challenges of using NDE in AM applications.
Proceedings Title
40th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Non-Destructive Evaluation
Conference Dates
July 22-26, 2013
Conference Location
Baltimore, MD

Keywords

Additive manufacturing, non-destructive evaluation

Citation

Slotwinski, J. (2013), Additive Manufacturing: Overview and NDE Challenges, 40th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Non-Destructive Evaluation, Baltimore, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=914545 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created July 26, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017